Edgile: A Compliance-Driven Approach to Microsoft ROI

“For nearly two decades, we have delivered strategy and implementation to operationalize security and compliance across the Fortune 500 and in highly-regulated industries. And we have done it better, for a reason,” says Don Elledge, CEO of Edgile.

Cloud, mobile, and IoT are forcing enterprise IT executives to rethink IT. With network security perimeters becoming more porous, there is a sharp increase in the threats. This is why longtime consulting firm Edgile helps companies with their data needs that are not only growing in complexity but are becoming increasingly foreign from what it is used to.

Edgile’s approach has been to leverage decades of security and compliance experience with a focus on highly regulated industries and very large organizations with complex needs in North America. And given the fact that according to Microsoft more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies today leverage Microsoft cloud services, nothing could be more helpful in this effort than a mastery of Microsoft code and tools.

Edgile, a Microsoft Gold Partner holding credentials in security and cloud, employs multiple Microsoft MVPs. With a partnership of more than 18 years, Edgile’s association with Microsoft has only grown stronger. This relationship has made Microsoft product rollouts more secure and compliant for their joint clients. The focus has always been on security and compliance. The company was founded by Don Elledge, CEO/ Partner and Dean Fantham, Partner, to help enterprises struggling to effectively take a business-aligned view to build their security strategy and long-term roadmaps.

Edgile helps with IT security projects that span into compliance, risk, HR, and legal. These projects now touch every aspect of the organization from lines of business applications to information protection, access control, mobility, compliance, security, and productivity.
Edgile delivers the strategy for organizations to move to the cloud securely. It has project managers, architects, business analysts, and developers on the team who focus on helping Fortune 500 clients secure both on-premises and cloud. One trend Edgile sees across customers is the disappearing perimeter, a topic Elledge has repeatedly spoken about in the public domain.

One of the most daunting challenges of cloud security, governance, and compliance is that it is industry- and company-specific. The nature of an enterprise’s business will impact which vertical rules are applicable and which are not, while geographic rule exposure also changes as the company moves in and out of different regions. A one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t work in this environment.

With a foundation of integrated risk management consulting, Edgile offers its clients exclusive access to its proprietary iGRC content library—to create their customized “risk register” of regulations, industry standards and harmonized laws from more than 70 sources that are updated quarterly. The library includes the latest changes, analysis, and guidance for everything from GLBA/the Financial Modernization Act of 1999, GDPR, Sarbanes Oxley and HIPAA to NIST, ISO, PCI-DSS, FFIEC, NYDFS, HITRUST and 21 CFR 11, among many others.

Edgile’s iGRC helps customers build compliance focus and get compliant quickly—and then maintain compliance. Maintaining compliance can be tricky as most enterprise environments, and technology mixes change almost as often as the rules. Edgile experts regularly ingest compliance rules from U.S. state legislators and regulators—to acquire a deep understanding of what’s most likely to change in the near future, making it easy for clients to stay ahead of evolving compliance issues.

Edgile’s senior management team is heavily populated with former executives from Deloitte, PWC, Accenture, Capgemini and Ernst & Young, and they understand that compliance can drive security.

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